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Rare and Recent Books is a book lover’s heaven, located in Cong, County Mayo.

Rare and Recent Books is a family owned shop on the Main Street of Cong, next door to Ryan's Hotel. It specialises in books of Irish interest, particularly Irish history books, but also carries a large selection of general interest books dating from the 18th century to the present day.

Visitors can browse the shelves for new, used, out of print and antiquarian books. There is plenty for the casual reader and true gems for the serious collector.

Rare and Recent Books is happy to place special orders for titles they don’t currently stock, and they also sell online.

Why we like it
  • Specialises in books from the 18th century up to the present day, with an emphasis on Irish interest, especially on Galway and Mayo.
  • Collectors and casual readers alike will enjoy browsing their large collection.
  • Provides a special ordering service and online shopping.
Free to visit
Rainy days
Free car parking
Family friendly
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Contact details
Main St, Cong North, Cong, Co. Mayo, F31 XF75, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 30 minutes here.

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